We are Accredited to ISO 17034

We are pleased to announce that following assessment by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), we have successfully completed our transition from ISO Guide 34 to the new standard ISO/IEC 17034:2016.

Our accreditation for competence as a Reference Material Producer has historically been accredited to ISO Guide 34, although a new standard, ISO 17034, was published in November 2016 to replace it. A 3-Year period was internationally agreed to allow organisations accredited to ISO Guide 34 to make any necessary changes to their systems and for accreditation to be transferred to the new standard. The deadline set by UKAS for migration to ISO 17034 is November 2019.

We completed the migration as soon as possible to ensure our customers have the confidence we demonstrate technical competence to the latest international standards. 

Our dual UKAS accreditation to ISO 17025 and ISO 17034 provides a level of confidence and assurance that international guidelines are followed in the production, labelling, and assignment of property values to materials, including stability and homogeneity determinations.

To learn more about our accreditations, please visit our Accreditation tab or click the link here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Our methods say we must use ISO Guide 34 products. Can we still buy from Paragon?

Yes, you can. Our products still meet or exceed the requirements of ISO Guide 34, and now meet the higher requirements of ISO/IEC 17034:2016.

Some of your products still reference ISO Guide 34, are they still ok to use?

Yes, they are.  It will take a short time for us to update our calibration certificates, labels and website, but you can be assured that the products are still produced to the high standards you have come to expect from Paragon Scientific.

Why should we use a producer accredited to ISO 17034?

It demonstrates that the Reference Material Producer has been independently assessed and proven to have the technical competence to produce Reference Materials (RMs), including Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) to International recognised standard.

Benefits of Using An Accredited Reference Material Producer:

    • Peace of mind. Our accreditation is proof of our technical competence as a Reference Material Producer, independently assessed by UKAS.

    • Internationally recognised credentials. International standards are essential to global cooperation across multiple industries. Our accredited Certified Reference Materials have the right signatories to prove the claims we make and are traceable to international test methods.

    • Quality Assurance. Purchasing accredited Certified Reference Materials provides an opportunity to improve laboratory efficiency, Quality Control and Assurance.

    • Trusted supplier. Not only can customers feel confident about our products, but can trust Paragon Scientific as a supplier for our technical expertise and delivering excellent customer service.


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